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99 000 SASSA Grant Beneficiaries Still to Collect New Cards

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There are over 12 million SASSA beneficiaries who receive social grants in South Africa. However, there are still over 99 000 beneficiaries who have not yet collected their new cards.     SASSA completed the switch over to its new gold card in December 2018 and managed to swap over 7 million old cards for […]

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YEI News – From the Editor’s desk – Easter 2019

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News for seniors – local, international, and YEI specific e.g. Swellendam Winter School, a trip down Memory Lane with Eric Egan, 100-year old German woman stands in German Council election     Greetings YEI readers   Easter fills us with hope, joy and warmth. It is a time to get together with friends, family and […]

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Time for those Easter Buns!

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Whether you are travelling during Easter, or having a staycation, it’s a good time to reflect about the very diverse world we seniors live in.     There’s two ways of looking at the Easter Holidays. Either you are in church commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, or you are at home (or away) enjoying […]

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Definition of a pensioner in South Africa

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YEI is regularly asked the following:  Is a pensioner older than 55, 60 or 65?; What is the definition of a pensioner?; Is a South African pensioner someone who receives a SASSA pension? YEI explores this conundrum.      The Oxford dictionary cites that a pensioner is a person who receives a pension, especially the […]

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